General

compared to recent digicams
"The XZ-1 combines simple direct controls with an excellent lens to create probably the best photographers' compact currently available."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
Brand
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Olympus
Lowest price
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$548.89
Announced
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January 2011
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Sensor

"Reliable exposure metering and great color response make it easy to get good images"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
Type
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CCD
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Sensor size
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1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Megapixels
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10 MP
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Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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None

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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10 MP
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Native resolution
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3648 × 2736
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Pixel size
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5.2 µm²
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Screen

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OLED
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Size
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3"
Resolution
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614k dots
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Touch screen
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No
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Flips out
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No
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Lens

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Zoom
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4x
Wide angle
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28 mm
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Telephoto
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112 mm
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Aperture (wide angle)
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f/1.8
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Aperture (telephoto)
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f/2.5
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Macro focus
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1.0 cm

Form factor

"It doesn't bristle with dials or buttons and only the most basic shooting settings have direct access."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
Size
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111×65×42 mm
Depth
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1.7"
Weight
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275 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No
Waterproof
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No

Viewfinder

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Type
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None
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Movies

"Video not up to the standard of the stills"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's video-quality
Format
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720p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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No
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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No
Autofocus
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Unknown
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 30fps

Features

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Panorama
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Yes
HDR
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No
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown
Shutter lag
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Unknown
Battery life
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320 shots
Continuous shooting
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7 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Focus points
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Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/2000s
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Min
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60s
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Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
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External connection
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Yes
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Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

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"Good high ISO capability for a small-sensor camera (and rarely needed thanks to the bright lens)"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
Image quality
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34.0
Color depth
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18.8 bits
Dynamic range
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10.4 EV
Low light performance
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117 ISO